MYSHALL won this replayed U-16 Carlow camogie championship final when overcoming MLR at Leighlinbridge on Saturday last. The match was won in the dying minutes when with the teams level, 2-1 to 1-4, a goalmouth scramble saw the ball finish in the MLR net for a win for Myshall.
MLR were first off the mark when Eimear Byrne had a point from play. Myshall dominated the first half but had several wides from play and frees as MLR held on to their slight lead. Amazingly there was only one other score in the first half when Denise Bermingham shot a Myshall goal in the dying minutes.
MLR started the second half with intent as they upped their game and were rewarded with two Eimear Byrne points from play. They were rocked however as a 45 for Myshall went to the net. A good point from play by Catriona O'Hara stretched the lead to four points.
The girls from the south showed character and dominated as a fine goal from Eimear Byrne and a point from play by Amy Freeman levelled the score 2-1 to 14. It looked like extra time before Denise Bermingham got her stick to the ball in a goalmouth scramble and into the MLR net for a win.
Myshall had the 'player of the match' in Senior player Ali Ruschitzo. She was ably supported by Eilish Doyle, Breege Nolan, Emma Coogan, Catriona O'Hara, Laura James and Ruth Foley.
For MLR Niamh Doyle, Shannon Kavanagh, Aine Ryan, Amy Freeman, Katie Barcoe, Eimear Byrne and Caoimhe Lawler tried hard.
Claire Cummins; Eva McEvoy, Eilish Byrne, Claire Daly; Emma Coogan, Emma Doyle, Catriona O'Hara (0-1); Breege Nolan (1-0), Denise Bermingham (2-0); Katie Slye, Ali Ruschitzo, Aoifa Smithers; Eva Keady, Laura James, Nicita Nolan. Also: Ruth Foley, Michelle Nolan.
MOUNT LEINSTER RANGERS
Orla Kavanagh; Niamh O'Dwyer, Niamh Doyle, Anna Breen; Niamh O'Loughlin, Aine Ryan, Katie Barcoe; Shannon Kavanagh, Caoimhe Lawler; Rachel Kavanagh, Amy Freeman ( 0- 1), Tara Kavanagh; Shauna Murphy, Eimear Byrne (1-3), Michelle Nolan. Also: Maire Doran, Laura Murphy, Rachel Bible, Hannah Lawler, Brigetta Doran, Aoifa Barcoe. VENUE: Leighlinbridge REFEREE: John Thompson (Naomh Brid)